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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell. Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search. When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
About the Author
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Creating the Secure Store

The Secure Store service can be referred to as a core service because several other services require this service to be set up and configured in order to function. A part of its offering is a secure database that stores credentials associated with application IDs. These IDs are used to access content from external data sources. This is accomplished by creating unattended accounts that are stored within the Secure Store database. An example of this will be seen in an upcoming recipe with Excel Services configuration. The Secure Store will be used to house the ID that will access the data sources that the dashboards will display. These are external data sources such as SQL Server or SAP. MOSS 2007 also provided this functionality through the use of the application proxy ID. The problem with this scenario is that it does not follow the least privileged account rules.

SharePoint 2010 uses the new Secure Store and a completely separate ID from the proxy. This means now...